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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Social life is whatever you make it. You can hookup, be in a relationship, or none of the above. No pressure.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again, we are the University of Southern California. Any Greek life you have seen in the movies, is based off of my school.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are computers available, however, they are often being used. I have my own personal laptop which makes it easy to use.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We live in LA baby! Beverly Hills, Hollywood, all of the best places in the country are right around the corner!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally have several fixtures within my dorm room that have yet to be fixed...

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are the University of Southern California. Football.is.life. Nothing more to say about that. FIGHT ON!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: My experience with the health center has not been stellar, however, I do feel extremely safe traveling alone on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I feel that the campus strictness is acceptable, particularly because of the location and past history of events of the campus.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: LA is a driver's city, if you don't have a car it's possible to get around but either very time-consuming (metro) or expensive (cabs, Uber, zip).

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a ton of options here - the biggest problem is no In-N-Out.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very very big at USC. It's also competitive so if you're planning on rushing, come prepared. That being said, Greek life at USC is a lot of fun - sometimes a little overbearing, but generally awesome.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Most of USC's nightlife is on Greek Row - a great time for girls and frat brothers. Some actually incredible parties happen every weekend. Other off campus nightlife just isn't as good unfortunately.

3 people found this useful Report
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BJ Grip
Hometown
Colorado Springs, CO
Major
Theater
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Students from Southern California usually love USC from the beginning and strengthen their bonds with the school as time passes. Students who travel to USC from longer distances tend to adapt more slowly, dealing at first with the culture shock that inevitably comes with a first impression of LA. Universally, those who can survive the transition into the USC way of life fall in love with the school after first semester. Typically, students entering school with a skeptical mind-set ends up getting the most pride out of being a Trojan. At the very least, they come away with a new affinity toward college football.

The opportunities on campus are plentiful, and in LA, opportunities are endless. Time flies for everyone at USC, and changes in living conditions, academic standards, and career goals come quicker than newcomers might expect. USC graduates are sure to look back on a college experience that could not have been offered anywhere else. Basically, the more that students are willing to explore the opportunities available to them, the more they endorse the idea that USC is the perfect school for its time and place.

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